Spicy Sausage & Black Bean Chili

  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 40 mins
  • Servings: 4-6
  • About This Recipe

    “Unusual flavor and easy to make…you can also decrease the heat to actually make it edible! Tastes great on a cold winter day with a fresh loaf of crusty bread and a crisp green salad.”

    Ingredients

  • 1lbhot Italian sausage
  • 2tablespoonschili powder
  • 2teaspoonsdried oregano
  • 2teaspoonsground cumin
  • 1teaspooncinnamon
  • 1teaspoonfennel seed, crushed
  • 2bay leaves
  • 2onions, chopped
  • 4clovesgarlic, minced
  • 2sweet red peppers, chopped
  • 1teaspoonadobo sauce
  • 1chipotle pepper, diced
  • 1 (28ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (19ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Directions

  • Remove sausage from casing.
  • In dutch oven over medium-high heat, brown meat breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  • Drain off all but 2 tsp fat.
  • Reduce heat to medium.
  • Add chili powder, cumin, oregano, cinnamon, fennel seeds and bay leaves.
  • Cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  • Add onions, garlic, red peppers, adobo sauce, and chipotle pepper.
  • Cook, stirring, for about 8 minutes or until vegetables are softened.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes and 2 cups water.
  • Bring to boil, reduce heat and cook, covered, for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in beans.
  • Simmer, uncovered, for another 30 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
  • Remove bay leaves.
  • Note: you can substitute a jalapeno pepper for the chipotle pepper and hot sauce for the adobo sauce.
  • Reviews

  • “This had a really lovely taste — spicy but not too hot and full of Italian flavour. I think it was the cumin that added that extra touch for me. I would add a smaller can of chopped tomatoes though. As it was, I added a bit of rice to soak up the extra liquid because it was still quite soupy even after simmering uncovered for well over 30 minutes. “

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